Dpt. Agricultural Economics, Finance and Accounting
University of Córdoba
Faculty of Law and Business Sciences
Puerta Nueva s/n. E-14071 Córdoba, Spain
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Born in Cordoba (Spain) in 1968, I got my degrees of B. Agricultural Engineer (1993) and Agricultural Economics, Ph.D. (1996), both in the University of Cordoba (Spain). From 1997 to the present I have worked at the Universities of Valladolid and Cordoba (Spain) as Associate Professor and Professor in the Departments of Agricultural Economics. In these professional posts I have reached a wide experience on teaching (20 academic courses in Agricultural Business Administration and Agricultural Policy) and research in agricultural and environmental policy and economics (more than 60 peer reviewed papers in international journals and a full array of other scientific documents).

Dealing with my expertise on research and consultancy work, I could point that I have been involved in 32 public-sector financed research projects and contracts, being the coordinator of these projects/contracts 11 times. The purpose of most of them was public decision making support, especially dealing with agricultural and environmental policy. The most recent and relevant ones were the projects PROVIDE (Providing smart delivery of public goods by EU agriculture and forestry, 2015-2018), financed by the EU Commission, MERCAGUA (Designing new water markets for Spain: Assessment as measures for the improvement of efficiency in water use and the adaptation to climate change, 2014-2017) AGRIBOBERSOS (Composite indicators for sustainability assessment: an instrument to improve agricultural governance, 2009-2013), FUTURPAC (Prospective analysis for sustainability assessment in the Spanish agricultural systems, 2006-2009) and MULTIAGRO (Quantification of multifunctional services -environmental and social externalities- supplied by agricultural systems, 2003-2006), all of them financed by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Technology.

Most relevant Peer-reviewed publications


Gómez-Limón, J.A., Guerrero-Baena, M.D. and Fernández-Gallardo, J.A. (2021). Hedging the risk of hydrological drought in irrigated agriculture: the role of precautionary savings, International Journal of Water Resources Development doi:10.1080/07900627.2021.1949699

Gómez-Limón, J.A., Gutiérrez-Martín, C. and Montilla-López, N.M. (2021). Priority water rights. Are they useful for improving water-use efficiency at the irrigation district level?, Agricultural Water Management 257:107145 doi:10.1016/j.agwat.2021.107145

Guerrero‑Baena MD, Gómez-Limón, J.A., Sánchez‑Cañizares, S. (2021). Determinantes de la adopción de instrumentos de gestión del riesgo en la agricultura de regadío, ITEA‑Información Técnica Económica Agraria 117(4):449-473  doi:10.12706/itea.2021.001

Sánchez-Cañizares, S.M., Guerrero-Baena, M.D. and Gómez-Limón, J.A. (en prensa). Factors influencing the simultaneous adoption of risk management instruments in Mediterranean irrigated agriculture, Journal of Environmental Planning and Management Vol.xx doi:10.1080/09640568.2021.1922364


Gómez-Limón, J.A. (2020). Hydrological drought insurance for irrigated agriculture in southern Spain, Agricultural Water Management 240:106271 doi:10.1016/j.agwat.2020.106271

Gómez-Limón, J.A., Arriaza M. and Guerrero-Baena, M.D. (2020). Building a composite indicator to measure environmental sustainability using alternative weighting methods, Sustainability 12(11):4398 doi:10.3390/su12114398

Gómez-Limón, J.A., Guerrero-Baena, M.D. and Sánchez-Cañizares, S.M. (2020). The predictive power of farmers’ risk attitude measures elicited by experimental methods, Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research 18(3):e0110 doi:10.5424/sjar/2020183-15409

Gómez-Limón, J.A., Gutiérrez-Martín, C. and Montilla-López, N.M. (2020). Agricultural water allocation under cyclical scarcity: the role of priority water rights, Water 12(6):1835 doi:10.3390/w12061835

Gómez-Limón, J.A., Gutiérrez-Martín, C. and Montilla-López, N.M. (2020). Recovering water for the environment during droughts through public water banks within a monopsony-monopoly setting, Water Resources and Economics 32:100163 doi:10.1016/j.wre.2020.100163

Granado-Díaz, R., Gómez-Limón, J.A., Rodríguez-Entrena, M., and Villanueva, A.J. (2020). Spatial analysis of demand for sparsely located ecosystem services using alternative index approaches. European Review of Agricultural Economics 47(2):752-784 doi:10.1093/erae/jbz036

Granado-Díaz, R., Villanueva, A.J. and Gómez-Limón, J.A.(2020). ¿Resultaría económicamente eficiente un programa de reconversión ecológica para el olivar de montaña andaluz?, Economía Agraria y Recursos Naturales (Agricultural and Resource Economics) 20:103-129 doi:10.7201/earn.2020.01.05

Gutiérrez-Martín, C., Gómez-Limón, J.A., and Montilla-López N.M. (2020). Self-financed water bank for resource reallocation to the environment and within the agricultural sector, Ecological Economics. 169:106493. doi:10.1016/j.ecolecon.2019.106493


Gómez-Limón, J.A., Gutiérrez-Martín, C. and Villanueva, A.J. (2019). Optimal design of agri-environmental schemes under asymmetric information for improving farmland biodiversity. Journal of Agricultural Economics. 70(1):153-177. doi:10.1111/1477-9552.12279

Guerrero-Baena, M.D., Gómez-Limón, J.A. (2019). Insuring water supply in irrigated agriculture: A proposal for hydrological drought index-based insurance in Spain. Water. 11(4):686. doi:10.3390/w11040686

Guerrero-Baena, M.D., Villanueva, A.J., Gómez-Limón, J.A. and Glenk, K. (2019). Willingness to pay for improved irrigation water supply reliability: An approach based on probability density functions. Agricultural Water Management. 217:11-22. doi:10.1016/j.agwat.2019.02.027

Rodríguez-Entrena, M., Villanueva, A.J. and Gómez-Limón, J.A. (2019). Unraveling determinants of inferred and stated attribute non-attendance: effects on farmers’ willingness to accept to join agri-environmental schemes. Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics. 67(1):31–52. doi:10.1111/cjag.12169


Montilla-López, N.M., Gómez-Limón, J.A. and Gutiérrez-Martín, C. (2018). Sharing a river: Potential performance of a water bank for reallocating irrigation water, Agricultural Water Management. 200:47-59. doi:10.1016/j.agwat.2017.12.025

Villanueva, A.J., Granado-Díaz, R. and Gómez-Limón, J.A. (2018). La producción de bienes públicos por parte de los sistemas agrarios. Córdoba, UCOpress, Editorial Universidad de Córdoba. ISBN: 978-84-9927-370-9

Granado-Díaz, R., Villanueva, A.J., Gómez-Limón, J.A. and Rodríguez-Entrena, M. (2018). Análisis de la heterogeneidad de la demanda de bienes públicos procedentes del olivar de montaña en Andalucía. ITEA-Información Técnica Económica Agraria. 114(2):158-182. doi:10.12706/itea.2018.011


Gómez-Limón, J.A. and Parras, M. (2017). Economía y comercialización de los aceites de oliva. Factores y perspectivas para el liderazgo español del mercado global. Almería. Cajamar Caja Rural. ISBN: 978-84-95531-85-8

Montilla-López, N.M., Gutiérrez-Martín, C. and Gómez-Limón, J.A. (2017). Impacto de la tarifación del agua de riego en el Bajo Guadalquivir. ITEA. Información Técnica Económica Agraria. 113(1):90-111. doi:10.12706/itea.2017.006.

Villanueva, A.J., Gómez-Limón, J.A. and Rodríguez-Entrena, M. (2017). Valoración de la oferta de bienes públicos por parte de los sistemas agrarios: el caso del olivar de montaña en Andalucía. Economía Agraria y Recursos Naturales. 17(1):25-57. doi:10.7201/earn.2017.01.02

Villanueva, A.J., Rodríguez-Entrena, M., Arriaza, M. and Gómez-Limón, J.A. (2017). Heterogeneity of farmers’ preferences towards agri-environmental schemes across different agricultural subsystems. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management. 60(4):684-707. doi:10.1080/09640568.2016.1168289


Gómez-Limón, J.A., Gutiérrez-Martín, C. and Riesgo, L. (2016). Modeling at farm level: Positive Multi-Attribute Utility Programming. Omega. 65(2016):17-27. doi:10.1016/

Montilla-López, N.M., Gutiérrez-Martín, C. and Gómez-Limón, J.A. (2016). Water banks: What have we learnt from the international experience?. Water. 8(10):466. doi:10.3390/w8100466

Gómez-Limón, J.A. and Calatrava Leyva, J. (2016). Los mercados de agua en España. Presente y perspectivas. Almería, Cajamar Caja Rural. ISBN: 978-84-95531-73-5


Villanueva, A.J., Gómez-Limón, J.A., Arriaza, M. and Rodríguez-Entrena, M. (2015). The design of agri-environmental schemes: Farmers’ preferences in southern Spain. Land Use Policy. 46:142-154. doi:10.1016/j.landusepol.2015.02.009

Villanueva, A.J., Gómez-Limón, J.A., Arriaza, M. and Rodríguez-Entrena, M. (2015). Assessment of greening and collective participation in the context of agri-environmental schemes: The case of Andalusian irrigated olive groves. Spanish Journal of Agricultural Research. 13(4):e0108. doi:10.5424/sjar/2015134-7376

Palomo-Hierro, S., Gómez-Limón, J.A. and Riesgo, L. (2015). Water markets in Spain: A tool for drought mitigation. In Andreu-Álvarez, J., Solera, A., Paredes-Arquiola, J., Haro-Monteagudo, D. y Van Lanen, H. A. J., eds. Research and science-policy interfacing. Boca Raton, EEUU, CRC Press, 485-492.

Palomo-Hierro, S., Gómez-Limón, J.A. and Riesgo, L. (2015). Water markets in Spain: Performance and challenges. Water. 7(2):652-678. doi:10.3390/w7020652

Gerrero-Baena, M.D., Gómez-Limón, J.A. and Fruet, J.V. (2015). A multicriteria method for environmental management system selection: An intellectual capital approach. Journal of Cleaner Production. 105:428-437. doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2014.07.079

2014 and previous

Villanueva, A.J., Gómez-Limón, J.A., Arriaza, M. and Nekhay, O. (2014). Analysing the provision of agricultural public goods: The case of irrigated olive groves in Southern Spain. Land Use Policy. 38:300-313. doi:10.1016/j.landusepol.2013.11.018

Rodríguez-Entrena, M., Arriaza, M. and Gómez-Limón, J.A. (2014). Determining economic and social factors in the adoption of cover crops under mower control in olive groves. Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems. 38(1):69-91. doi:10.1080/21683565.2013.819478

Guerrero-Baena, M.D. and Gómez-Limón, J.A. (2014). Decomposing value creation when assessing investments: a multicriteria approach based on Analytic Hierarchy Process. International Journal of the Analytic Hierarchy Process. 6(2). doi:10.13033/ijahp.v6i2.236

Gómez-Limón, J.A., Vera-Toscano, E. and Garrido-Fernández, F.E. (2014). Farmers’ contribution to agricultural social capital: Evidence from southern Spain. Rural Sociology. 79(3):380-410. doi:10.1111/ruso.12034

Beltrán-Esteve, M., Gómez-Limón, J.A., Picazo-Tadeo, A.J. and Reig-Martínez, E. (2014). A metafrontier directional distance function approach to assessing eco-efficiency. Journal of Productivity Analysis. 41(1):69-83. doi:10.1007/s11123-012-0334-7

Vera-Toscano, E., Garrido-Fernández, F.E., Gómez-Limón, J.A. and Cañadas-Reche, J.L. (2013). Are theories about social capital empirically supported? Evidence from the farming sector. Social Indicators Research. 114(3):1331-1359. doi:10.1007/s11205-012-0205-7

Guerrero-Baena, M.D., Gómez-Limón, J.A. and Fruet-Cardozo, J.V. (2013). La valoración de inversiones productivas: Una aproximación metodológica basada en la creación de valor financiero e intelectual. Intangible Capital. 9(4):1145-1169. doi:10.3926/ic.426

Gómez-Limón, J.A. and Reig-Martínez, E. (2013). La sostenibilidad de la agricultura española. Almería, Cajamar Caja Rural. ISBN: 978-84-95531-56-8

Gómez-Limón, J.A. and Martin-Ortega, J. (2013). The economic analysis in the implementation of the Water-Framework Directive in Spain. International Journal of River Basin Management. 11(3):301-310. doi:10.1080/15715124.2013.823977

Gómez-Limón, J.A., Arriaza, M. y Villanueva, A.J. (2013). Typifying irrigated areas to support policy design and implementation: The case of the Guadalquivir river basin. Irrigation and Drainage. 62(3):322-329. doi:10.1002/ird.1747

Gómez-Limón, J.A. and Arriaza, M. (2013). What does society demand from rural areas? Evidence from southern Spain. New Medit. 12(1):2-12

Rodríguez-Entrena, M., Barreiro-Hurlé, J., Gómez-Limón, J.A., et al. (2012). Evaluating the demand for carbon sequestration in olive grove soils as a strategy toward mitigating climate change. Journal of Environmental Management. 112:368-376. doi:10.1016/j.jenvman.2012.08.004

Picazo-Tadeo, A.J., Beltrán-Esteve, M. and Gómez-Limón, J.A. (2012). Assessing eco-efficiency with directional distance functions. European Journal of Operational Research. 220(3):798-809. doi:10.1016/j.ejor.2012.02.025

Gómez-Limón, J.A., Vera-Toscano, E. and Rico-González, M. (2012). Measuring individual preferences for rural multifunctionality: The importance of demographic and residential heterogeneity. Journal of Agricultural Economics. 63(1):1-24. doi:10.1111/j.1477-9552.2011.00325.x

Gómez-Limón, J.A. and L. Riesgo (2012). Agriculture and economics in the Water Framework Directive: Progress and limitations. Water Policy. 14(1):31-44. doi:10.2166/wp.2011.091

Gómez-Limón, J.A., Picazo-Tadeo, A.J. and Reig-Martínez, E. (2012). Eco-efficiency assessment of olive farms in Andalusia. Land Use Policy. 29(2):395-406. doi:10.1016/j.landusepol.2011.08.004

Gómez-Limón, J.A. and Picazo-Tadeo, A.J. (2012). Irrigated agriculture in Spain: Diagnosis and prescriptions for improved governance. International Journal of Water Resources Development. 28(1):57-72. doi:10.1080/07900627.2012.640876

Gómez-Limón, J.A. and M. Arriaza (2011). Evaluación de la sostenibilidad de las explotaciones de olivar en Andalucía. Málaga, Analistas Económicos de Andalucía.. ISBN: 978-84-92443-16-1

Gallego-Ayala, J. and Gómez-Limón, J.A. (2011). Future scenarios and their implications for irrigated agriculture in the Spanish region of Castilla y Leon. New Medit. Mediterranean Journal of Economics, Agriculture and Environment. 10(1):4-16

Gómez-Limón, J.A. and G. Sanchez-Fernandez (2010). Empirical evaluation of agricultural sustainability using composite indicators. Ecological Economics. 69(5):1062-1075. doi:10.1016/j.ecolecon.2009.11.027

Gómez-Limón, J.A. and L. Riesgo (2010). A Composite Indicator to Measure Agricultural Sustainability: Alternative Approaches. In B. Manos, K. Paparrizos, N. Matsatsinis and J. Papathanasiou eds. Decision Support Systems in Agriculture, Food and the Environment: Trends, Applications and Advances: Trends, Applications and Advances. Hershey (USA), Information Science Reference: 219-245. doi:10.4018/978-1-61520-881-4.ch011

García-Álvarez-Coque, J.M. and Gómez-Limón, J.A., Eds. (2010). “Chequeo médico” de la PAC y perspectivas de la Política Agraria Común tras 2013. Madrid, Eumedia-Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Medio Rural y Marino. ISBN: 978-84-8476-392-5